There was a time when i bludgeoned people with my rock
now i didn't even have the vigor to raise my hands.
there was time when i drove my car at swashbuckling
now my legs quivered at mentions of automobile travel.
there was a time when drank barrels of beer with
now i refrained from drinking even salted water.
there was a time when i cast frivolous glances at
now i withdrew miles away from the faintest shadow of
there was a time when i clambered up the hill with
robust spurts of euphoria,
now i stood at the base and admired the honey golden
sun; tumbling drops of
there was a time when i chewed vicious petals of raw
now i confined myself to a bland soup of banana
there was a time when i shouted on the streets
creating utter pandemonium,
now i talked in subtle whispers with my spouse; in
imprisoned interiors of our
there was a time when i gnawed my teeth in the brittle
body of sugarcane,
now i satisfied myself with frigid chunks of sour milk
there was a time when i bathed in an avalanche of
freezing water; beneath the
now i meticulously poured minuscule tumblers of hot
water on my persona.
there was a time wrote sedulously; infinite lines of
now i dictated lethargic notes for my assistants to
there was a time when i indulged in rambunctious
brawls with my rivals,
now i begged them for perennial harmony with folded
there was a time when there when i bore a thick shock
of curly hair on my
now they had been replaced by frugal fibers of deathly
there was a time when i spotted oblivious outlines of
bird in the sky,
now i wore high powered glass to distinguish my
there was a time when I dismantled rocks that came my
now I was petrified to even tread on ants that
trespassed the floor.
There was a time when I sobbed at the slightest of
Now I stared in tranquil contentment even when
ridiculed to bizarre limits.
There was a time when I laughed incessantly all sunlit
Now I groped for inexplicably for profound reasons to
There was a time when I romanticized wading through
choppy waves of the
Now I perceived loads of gratification; sitting abreast
my innocent siblings.
That was decades when I was bubbling in the zeal of
Whilst now I lay shriveled; discarded as a disdainful
liability; in the form of
an grizzly hair man.
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